Four-goal Pars crush Livi
Pars skipper Jordan McMillan celebrates his goal against Livingston on Saturday. Photo: Craig Brown.
Dunfermline 4 Livingston 0
PARS manager Jim Jefferies was a proud man after his side turned on the style to blitz Livingston in a totally one-sided match.
The new players brought into the club over the summer have quickly settled in and there is bags of ability alongside the game plan, the commitment and the team spirit which has put a smile on the face of everyone at East End Park at the moment.
The team created a steady flow of chances and they have the players to make them count giving the fans plenty to shout about.
It was no surprise when the breakthrough came in 26 minutes. Defender Jesus Garcia Tena wanted too much time on the ball and was dispossessed by Ryan Wallace, who ran in on goal then centred for Andy Barrowman to slot home.
Just four minutes later Barrowman was the creator when he ran into the right corner then played a clever chip into the path of the on-running Jordan McMillan. The captain took a good first touch then coolly tucked away number two into the corner for a well worked goal.
Pars continued to dominate in the second half and substitute Ryan Thomson added a third when he got to a headflick from Barrowman ahead of the keeper and nodded it into the empty net.
It was too easy for the Pars as they added a fourth through Barrowman, who ran on to a long ball through the middle from Husband and lobbed over the keeper.
Livi manager John Hughes admitted afterwards it was "men against boys" while Jefferies said his side had played some "fantastic football".
Jefferies added, "What we are setting out to do here is to get the fans to come along and enjoy it. With the comments you hear and the support that we get, they are enjoying the way that we are playing. We are winning, so long may that continue.
"We will keep the feet firmly on the ground and not get carried away. It's my job to do that as well but along with Neil McCann I told them that we were proud to be part of what we saw today. You train all week, prepare all week but when your team goes out and shows the hunger and desire to win the ball back and play football that is what you need."
Ryan Thomson was delighted to get back in the team and seized the chance to prove he should stay there. He said, "After all that's gone on, I just wanted to get back on the field and I finally got on against Livingston. It is just good to be part of a winning game, so happy days for now."
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 24 Sep 12